Tower blocks

Council announces £57m funding for estate next to Grenfell

25/07/2019

Kensington and Chelsea Council are to invest £57m transforming an estate next to Grenfell Tower.

Oxford council to remove ‘dangerous’ cladding from tower block

12/07/2019

Oxford City Council has announced it will remove cladding from a residential tower block after it failed a fire safety test.

Manchester residents will not have to pay to remove Grenfell-style cladding

04/03/2019

Apartment owners in Manchester will not be required to pay for replacing the dangerous cladding on their buildings, it has been confirmed.

Council to retrofit tower block sprinkler systems

04/10/2018

Leicester City Council is to start retrofitting sprinkler systems to five council tower blocks next month following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Council considers re-housing tenants due to ‘explosion’ risk

26/04/2018

Rugby council are considering providing some tenants with new homes due to concerns their tower block may be unsafe in the event of a ‘fire or explosion.’

Council set to spend £25m on improving safety of tower blocks

18/08/2017

Salford City Council is to decide next week if it should borrow up to £25m to improve the fire safety of nine council-owned tower blocks.

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Good luck Liverpool

Intervention can be the best thing that happens to a council, ‘and can serve only to define the past not the future’, says Jo Miller. But the cause of the failure must be recognised and the right series of actions taken, she believes.
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